Thursday, July 31, 2014

July Reading - Month in Review



It seems like we say this all the time, but it really is hard to believe another month is over.  Summer always seems to fly by faster than any other season for me as I find myself busier.  Still time for reading, but not as much as in the colder months.  

How was your July for books?


  1. The Transcriptionist;  Amy Rowland - (eBook) - 4.5/5 - July 
  2. The Highway; C.J. Box (audio) - 3.5/5 - July
  3. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild ; Peter Brown - (library) - 5/5 -July
  4. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands; Chris Bohjalian (audio and eGalley) - 4.5/5 (July)
  5. The Storied Life of AJ Fikry; Gabrielle Zevin - (audio and eBook) - 5/5 (July)
  6. The From-Always; CJ Hauser (arc) - 3/5 (July)
  7. A Man Called Ove; Fredrik Backman - (arc/eGalley) - 5/5 (July) 
  8. My Gentle Barn; Ellie Laks (NF) - (eGalley/audio) - 4/5 (July) 
  9. The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing; Mira Jacob - 4/5 - (eGalley) July 
  10. Elizabeth is Missing; Emma Healey - 4.5/5 arc/audio - no review yet
  11. The Maytrees; Anne Dillard (audio) -  4/5 no review yet
I read (11) books in July and enjoyed most of them.  (3) books really stood out for me in July.

 YTD - 80 books
August Reading Plans - 
Any end of summer reading plans for you?

19 comments:

  1. What a great list! I first saw A Man Called Ove in the publisher's newsletter and was immediately intrigued. I have to go read your review. I have a list of books I am reading for the summer and so far so good!

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  2. That was quite the list, but it always is a good one!

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  3. The Storied Life of AJ Fikry was my favorite of the month as well! And I'm also planning to read Murakami's latest in August. I'll check out A Man Called Ove and I'm also interested to hear your thoughts on Mr. Mercedes. I don't like King's horror, but did love 11/22/63, so am trying to decide if I want to read Mr. Mercedes.

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  4. A.J. Fikry is on my kindle, so I need to read it before it disappears - my loan period has already ended! I'm hearing great things about The Girls From Corona del Mar. Where did July go?

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  5. You had a great month! Now I am curious about The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing. Enjoy your August.

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  6. Great reading month! I keep hearing good things about Mr. Mercedes, so I hope you like it!

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  7. The Storied Life and A Man Called Ove stand out for me to look for, thanks for sharing your titles.

    I found that when I lived up north Summer sped by, obviously because of the quick change in weather. However Autumn is my favorite season, so I never minded it arriving, just dreaded the endless winters! :)
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  8. I can't believe it's August either! I find so much less time to read for pleasure, but somehow I have 3 books that I've read that I need to write reviews. I'm just behind all the way around :)

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  9. You had a great month for reading! And yeah, where the heck did July go?! lol.

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  10. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is quite the title! Whew! You had a great July. I'm feeling pretty proud of finishing the East of Eden doorstop. I think I'll be reading some shorter books in August.

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  11. Great job! I know, I can't believe it's August either. I've done pretty good on my summer reading list, getting ready to make one for fall. =)

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  12. Wow! I am being put to shame by these reading lists, including yours. I hope you continue to enjoy your reading, Diane. I look forward to hearing more about Mr. Mercedes.

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  13. Your list is impressive Diane. All I have read this month is several Mary Oliver books on poetry. Need to get stuck in again. I can't believe it's August already either :)

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  14. A Man Called Ove has caught my eye. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It looks like you had a great July and have a promising line-up for Aug. Enjoy the rest of your Summer. Time does fly by.

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  15. You definitely had a great July! I also loved A Man Called Ove and The Transcriptionist is on my list for this month.

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  16. Summer is going by way too fast for me too. I was happy to see you loved Man Call Ove - I have a copy of that and was hoping it would be good - and we usually like the same books.

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  17. I agree about how fast time goes! This year I have read fewer books than any year since college. I really hope it's not a new trend. I'm trying to make reading more of a priority, even with all of the kids' activities, and then hopefully also squeeze in some more blogging during the upcoming school year. I really miss my old routine!

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  18. I read a lot of books this summer, especially at the beginning of the month. For me, the summer has dragged past, mostly because all three of my children were home for the summer and it's really crowded here.

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  19. You had a great July, didn't you?! I managed to finish one book and two audios. Typical for me when I have a young house guest for two weeks...

    I'm just now getting into my Paris books for Paris in July. :) Hope to get 3 or 4 of those read in August!

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